Student Nurses in Action Program (SNAP)

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The Student Nurses in Action Program (SNAP) provides unique opportunities for students to observe nursing leaders in action at Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Board Meetings. Jointly funded by the Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC) and the Nursing Education Council of BC (NECBC), the program was successfully piloted in 2014, and received unanimous approval from both Boards to become a permanent program for B.C nursing students. The program is now entering its third year.

This year there will be three separate opportunities for a B.C. nursing student to travel to Ottawa to participate in the program. Travel, meals and accommodation will be reimbursed.
Currently, ARNBC is accepting applications for the
March 19-20, 2018 CNA Board of Directors Meeting
Applicants must be available to travel between March 18-21

Who can apply?

  • Any BSN student who is enrolled and in good standing* in one of B.C.'s nursing programs

Why apply?

  • Gain a better understanding of what nursing leadership is
  • Learn how our provincial nursing associations and CNA work together to advance nursing and improve the health of Canadians
  • Network with senior nurse leaders from across Canada
  • Learn more about the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) and its relationship with CNA

How to apply

Click here to fill in the application.

Applicants must be available to travel between March 18-21. Travel, accommodation, conference registration and meals will be reimbursed in accordance with ARNBC's travel policies.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants will be selected by special committee based on the merits of a 150 word written submission that highlights why you would like to attend, and how you intend to use this opportunity to enhance your future practice and contribute to improving the nursing profession and healthcare in Canada.


Applications close on February 23rd, 2018 at 4pm.

* good standing is defined by the school and indicates minimum scholarly achievement within the program